14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Knysna
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
4
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
5
St Lucia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: Singapore

3
nights
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Get outdoors at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Birds of Eden. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Buffalo Bay and Brenton on Sea. Explore Knysna's surroundings by going to Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness), Plettenvale Wines (in Plettenberg Bay) and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary (in The Crags). There's more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Sedgefield Craft Brewery and explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Knysna day trip site .

Singapore, Singapore to Knysna is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Knysna is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in July: high temperatures in Knysna hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness Beach
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and then trek along Platteklip Gorge. On your second day here, stroll through Strand Beach and then admire all the interesting features of Cape Point.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner .

Fly from Knysna to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Knysna in August, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Strand Beach ©
Strand Beach

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, stop by Rossouw Modern, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach, go for a walk through Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, and then Head underground at Klipgat Caves.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hermanus trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Hermanus are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, Klipgat Caves, African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Klipgat Caves ©
Klipgat Caves

3
nights
Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Visiting Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Tshukudu Game Lodge will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kinyonga Reptile Center, and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit online vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Hoedspruit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Hermanus, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hoedspruit, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Phalaborwa, Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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2
nights
St Lucia

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Vidal Lighthouse. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Veyane Cultural Village and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the St Lucia journey tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hoedspruit to St Lucia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Lucia

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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